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Bill Scholl
Position: Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Phone: 765.285.5131
Email: lcollier@bsu.edu
Website: https://www.ballstatesports.com
Bill Scholl Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 04/30/2012

 

Bill Scholl was named Ball State's director of intercollegiate athletics effective April 30, 2012.

Scholl comes to Ball State with more than two decades of athletics administration experience at Notre Dame. As deputy athletic director for the last three years at UND, he has been responsible for supervision of sports such as football, men's basketball, baseball and men's soccer. He has been responsible for senior-level administration such as fundraising and donor relations, divisional budget construction and growing external revenue for the Irish.

Major Accomplishments at Notre Dame:

*  Working side-by-side with baseball head coach Paul Mainieri to grow the program into a destination for baseball talent in the northern U.S. The team earned its first trip to the College World Series in 2002 - the first time in 45 years - and won nine conference titles. Mainieri is now head coach at national powerhouse Louisiana State University.

*  Raising the visibility and stature of the women's basketball program. In 1989, the team suffered from a limited fan base. Today, the team routinely ranks in the top 10 in the NCAA for attendance. The team rose to the final game of the NCAA tournament this year, falling only to undefeated Baylor.

*  Led an $84 million athletics fundraising initiative for the Spirit of Notre Dame campaign.

Scholl was promoted to senior associate athletics director at Notre Dame in October 2004. Prior to that, he spent three years as an associate athletic director and the executive director of the Monogram Club. Scholl served seven years as an assistant athletic director for marketing, overseeing the Notre Dame marketing and promotions programs. As the promotions manager at Notre Dame, he greatly expanded the horizons of Notre Dame's Olympic sports profile. Scholl was responsible for developing and implementing marketing and promotions plans for all athletic events. His activities included coordinating special events, giveaways, clinics, group nights and other general functions that broadened the community's awareness of Notre Dame's Olympic sports.

The former director of financial development for the 1987 International Summer Special Olympic Games, Scholl served in the same position for one year at South Bend's Logan Center which offers services to persons with developmental disabilities. He also spent five years with the Juhl Advertising Agency in Mishawaka, Ind. While working for Special Olympics, the Lakewood, Ohio, native was responsible for raising a $4.8 million budget from national and local corporations, foundations, governments, special events and the general public. Through his efforts, the final amount raised for the '87 Games was in excess of $8 million. In June 2000, the Notre Dame Monogram Club awarded him an honorary monogram.

Born Sept. 2, 1957, Scholl is a 1979 Notre Dame graduate. He and his wife, Julie, have three children: Michael (a 2009 Notre Dame graduate), Stefanie (a 2012 Ball State graduate) and Kelly (a sophomore at Notre Dame).

Education:  Bachelor's Degree - Notre Dame '79

Experience:
Ball State
, director of intercollegiate athletics, 4/30/12-Present
Notre Dame, deputy athletics director, 2009-12
Notre Dame, senior associate athletics director, 2004-09
Notre Dame, assistant athletics director, 1995-04
Notre Dame, director of ticketing and marketing, 1992-95
Notre Dame, sports marketing manager, 1989-92
Logan Center, director of financial development, 1988-89
International Summer Special Olympic Games, director of financial development, 1985-87
Juhl Advertising Agency, public relations, 1979-85

Personal:
Spouse:  Julie Scholl, graduate of Indiana University (South Bend)
Family:  Son, Michael, daughters -- Stefanie (2012 Ball State graduate) and Kelly